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load US English

A heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried

load US Thesaurus

he has a load to deliver

a load of in load US English

A lot of (often used to express one’s disapproval or dislike of something)

no-load US English

(Of shares in a mutual fund) sold without a commission being charged at the time of sale

dead load US English

The intrinsic weight of a structure or vehicle, excluding the weight of passengers or goods

live load US English

The weight of people or goods in a building or vehicle

load line US English

Another term for Plimsoll line.

peak load US English

The maximum of electrical power demand

wind load US English

The force on a structure arising from the impact of wind on it

load line New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

another name for Plimsoll line

carbo-load US English

Eat large amounts of carbohydrates, as in preparation for athletic endurance

front-load US English

Distribute or allocate (costs, effort, etc.) unevenly, with the greater proportion at the beginning of an enterprise or process

load factor US English

The ratio of the average or actual amount of some quantity and the maximum possible or permissible

useful load US English

The load able to be carried by an aircraft in addition to its own weight

viral load US English

A measurement of the amount of a virus in an organism, typically in the bloodstream, usually stated in virus particles per milliliter

front-end load US English

The deduction of commission fees and expenses from mutual fund shares at the time of purchase

genetic load US English

The presence of unfavorable genetic material in the genes of a population

load-bearing US English

(Especially of a wall) supporting much of the weight of the overlying parts of a building or other structure

load-shedding US English

Action to reduce the load on something, especially the interruption of an electricity supply to avoid excessive load on the generating plant

working load US English

The maximum load that a machine or other structure is designed to bear during normal operation

load the bases US English

(Of the team at bat) fill all three bases with runners; (of a pitcher) allow all three bases to be occupied by runners

load displacement US English

The weight of water displaced by a ship when laden

get a load of US English

Used to draw attention to someone or something

get a load on US English

Become drunk

load up on in load US English

Take, buy, or consume a large amount of

load someone/something with in load US English

Supply someone or something with (something) in overwhelming abundance or to excess

two bricks short of a load US English

(Of a person) stupid; crazy

take a load off someone's mind US English

Bring someone relief from anxiety

assload US English

A large number or amount of something

busload US English

A group of people travelling in a bus

carload US English

The number of people that can travel in an automobile

offload US English

Unload (a cargo)

preload US English

Load beforehand

vanload US English

An amount of people or things that can be carried in one van

baseload US English

The permanent minimum load that a power supply system is required to deliver

boatload US English

A number of passengers or amount of cargo that will fill a ship or boat

cartload US English

The amount held by a cart

shedload US English

A large amount or number

shipload US English

As much cargo or as many people as a ship can carry

shitload US English

A large amount or number

load the dice against/in favor of someone US English

Put someone at a disadvantage or advantage

load the bases in load US English

(Of the team at bat) fill all three bases with runners; (of a pitcher) allow all three bases to be occupied by runners

bucketload US English

As much as can be held by a bucket

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